Absence of Magistrates Fetters Justice in Kailahun Kambia – Human Rights Report Reveals

The 2012 'State of the Human Rights' report indicated that the absence of resident magistrates in Kailahun, Kambia and Koinadugu districts was denying accused persons the right to speedy trial despite the observance of circuit court sittings in the three districts. The report, which was put together by the Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone (HRC-SL), noted that the aforementioned …

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